found this surface hunting today in the sand hills of north west texas..near playa lakes and wind breaks...been thinkin bout clovis walkin these dunes for the past few months...I think ive got this area figured out. Obviously for surface hunting your focus in this area is gonna be water source, considering theres hardly any, only playa lakes for the most part. this blade was found approaching an old playa, however, could not find any other sign of habitation around (flakes, pottery, etc..). about 500 yards off i found another large dune by itself (no playa) and found hundreds of flakes, bone, and burnt rock...u can dig in this sand but pull up nothing but sand, everything floats to the surface..tryin to find places that havent been picked over...any way, im thinkin it would have been a better bet for them to camp a good distance from their watering holes, so they wouldnt spook out all their game...hence a good lil skinning blade at the kill. just a guess, but it makes sense..thats what i woulda done...
Well thats certainly a good analytical story to go with a nice find.
While most surfacers wish for rain looks like hot dry windstorms would do you the most good.
Interesting that you use the term " FLINT FLOATS " ..thats exactly the term I have mulled over in my early surfacing days...Have seen hundreds of flint flakes sitting up on little toad stools of dirt after a rain ( and a couple of bird points )